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Hagen Center Faculty Resources

The Hagen Center is committed to creating and supporting civic engagement through coursework.

Faculty, whether you are a seasoned veteran of community engaged teaching, or it's your first time, we are here to help.

Here's how:

  • Identify a community partner
  • Assist with syllabus design and course planning
  • Implement and/or facilitate reflection
  • Attend planning meetings, class times and final presentations
  • Provide professional development opportunities for faculty
  • Access to up-to-date resources in the CE field
  • Serve as the university repository for records, results and reports produced by CE courses

How do I make my course a Community-Engagement course?

Community Engaged Courses Incorporate the following: 

  • Faculty member (and/or students) works cooperatively and responsively with community partner to meet partner identified needs. 
  • Include community engagement learning goal on course syllabus
  • Assign community engaged learning pre/post test
  • Students contribute 10 hours towards the project or need as pre-identified in reciprocation with the community partner. 
    • Combination of 10 hours outside of class or in-class/lab periods (or equivalent of)


Course Checklist


Creating Learning Outcomes


Example Learning Outcomes


Sample Syllabi 


Community Partner Contract


Student Contract


Models of Community Engaged Teaching 



CE Course Proposal Form  (wufoo link)



Pre/Post Test  (PDF with the questions students will be asked)

AACU Rubric


Testimonials/Sample Projects

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